Working in the Netherlands

Do you currently live abroad? And are you thinking about working in the Netherlands? There are several things you need to arrange.

Entry requirements (visa, work permit)

The website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) tells you what conditions you need to satisfy and what documents you need if you want to work in the Netherlands.

Citizen service number (BSN)

If you are going to work in the Netherlands, there are a number of things you will need to arrange with the Dutch authorities. For this you need a citizen service number (BSN). See how to get a BSN.

Tips and brochures

If you are a European citizen who wants to relocate to the Netherlands, check out the 'New in the Netherlands' brochure (in Dutch). It gives you lots of information about living and working in the Netherlands.

Contributing to the Dutch economy, culture or science

Are you a highly skilled migrant? Or are you starting a business? If you can contribute to the Dutch economy or to Dutch culture or science, you are more likely to be admitted to the Netherlands.